Have fun and get creative with these 80s cartoons amigurumi patterns.
“I'm not overweight...I'm undertall.” - Garfield
I love science fiction, fantasy, and horror. But no matter how old I get; I find myself watching the old cartoons. There are some great new cartoon movies and series. But nothing can compare to vintage cartoon shows like Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, and so on. In this post, I want to reminisce about all the 80s cartoons. The 80s had some of the best kids cartoons ever. So why not work up some of these loveable amigurumi patterns?
What is Amigurumi?
So, what is amigurumi? Amigurumi is a fancy word for crocheted stuffed dolls. The name comes from a combination of two Japanese words: “ami” and “nuigurumi”. These dolls can be made in any size. And if you do not know how to crochet, some patterns use knitting techniques instead.
Below are 37 of the cutest amigurumi patterns based on some of the best 80s cartoons for kids. Oh, how I miss the 80s! I hope these amazing amigurumi doll patterns bring a huge smile to your face.
1. INSPECTOR GADGET ENGLISH PDF PATTERN
Would you trust Inspector Gadget to save you? That’s a hard question to answer. Even if he is dimwitted and extremely awkward, doesn’t mean he isn’t a cute character.
Now you can own your own Inspector Gadget when you work up this 80s cartoons crochet amigurumi pattern. Finished, the adorable plush doll will measure about 12.6” tall.
2. GARGAMEL AND AZRAEL-AMIGURUMITRDESIGNTEAM
One of the best antagonists in any 80s cartoon had to be Gargamel. Was this large man incompetent? Or were The Smurfs just that smart?
This 80s cartoons amigurumi pattern contains Gargamel and his cat Azrael. Gargamel is about 15.35” tall and Azrael is approximately 6.69” high.
3. PDF PATTERN [ENGLISH] - RAINBOW BRIT CROCHET PATTERN/MEMORY HANDMADE DOLL/ - 360 DEGREE ROTATING HEAD - AMIGURUMI STUFFED/BEGINNER CROCHET
All the little girls loved Rainbow Brite. The fun, vibrant colors and cute little characters were a goldmine for Hallmark.
If you have a collection of collectables from 80s cartoons or know someone who is still in love with Rainbow Brite, this doll would make a great addition to any collection. The finished foll has removable clothes and a head that can rotate 360 degrees. She will measure about 10.24 inches tall.
4. HUEY DEWEY AND LOUIE DUCK CROCHET PATTERN
Another one of my favorite 80s cartoons was Duck Tales. Uncle Scrooge was the best. Or maybe the worst. I guess that all depends on your perspective.
This amigurumi pattern will instruct you on how to crochet Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Their legs are posable, and the hats are removeable. Each of these crochet stuffed animals will measure approximately 9” tall.
5. CHIPMUNK AMIGURUMI DOLLS SQUIRREL CUTE CROCHET PATTERN PDF . XVA FORMATS. ENGLISH.
Donald Duck’s mortal enemies are so stinking cute! And they are extremely adventurous. Here are Chip and Dale, the cutest troublemaker duo in the Walt Disney cartoons. These 1980s crochet animal patterns would make a great gift for any Disney lover.
6. CROCHET DOLL AMIGURUMI PATTERN MARSHMALLOW / PDF PATTERN
For some of you, Ghostbusters may only be a movie. But it was also a cartoon. It features all of our favorite characters, from Slimer to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
This is a beginner level amigurumi pattern. It is an easy pattern. However, you will need previous crochet knowledge. Using a 2.5 mm crochet hook, the finished amigurumi doll will measure approximately 4.72 inches tall.
7. CROCHET PATTERN MOUSE TOY / AMIGURUMI TUTORIAL PDF FILE / BIG MOUSE TOY
Monterey Jack was another one of the main Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers characters. This Australian mouse was a world traveler with a fun loving, wild side.
This is an intermediate level crochet pattern. The PDF download is 55 pages long with lots of helpful photos. When finished, Gadget will measure about 11 inches tall.
8. POUND PUPPY A CROCHET PATTERN BY ERIN SCULL
Pound Puppies created a frenzy. They were released in 1984 and by 1985 they were one of the most sought-after toys. And yes, I still have my Pound Puppies. And they are super adorable! In 1986, these adorable dogs got their own cartoon.
Now you can crochet your own cartoon dog with this crochet animals pattern. The pattern has photos and written instructions. The final Pound Puppy amigurumi doll will measure approximately 14" long and 11" wide.
9. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE AMIGURUMI CROCHET PATTERN RETRO 80S CARTOON
Here is another fun character from one of the best 80s cartoons. All the little girls loved Strawberry Shortcake. This cute amigurumi doll will surely bring back memories. Too bad it won’t smell as good as the original Strawberry Shortcake dolls.
Finished, the Strawberry Shortcake amigurumi doll will measure approximately 9" tall. You will need a size 4.0 mm crochet hook and worsted weight yarn.
10. DANGER MOUSE CROCHET PATTERN, AMIGURUMI DANGER MOUSE
He’s the greatest. He’s fantastic. Wherever there’s danger he’ll be there. He’s the ace.
He’s amazing. He’s the strongest, he’s the quickest, he’s the best. Danger Mouse! Danger Mouse! DANGER MOUSE!
Make a secret agent to guard your home against dastardly fiends and villains with this Danger Mouse crochet amigurumi pattern.
11. PATTERN SNORKELS ALLSTAR TOOTER AMIGURUMI. BY CALOCA CROCHET
Before SpongeBob SquarePants, was the underwater world inhabited by the Snorks. These cute, colorful sea creatures had a lot of fun. This is one of the 80s cartoons that ended way too soon. I always wanted the Snorks PVC toys. But it wasn’t in the cards. However, I do have a couple of collectible erasers.
Each Snorkel measures 9.45” high, 3.94” long (including arms) and 2.76” wide.
12. HEATHCLIFF A CROCHET PATTERN BY ERIN SCULL
Heathcliff is nothing like Garfield. He is a tough, street-wide cat that loves mayhem. If you prefer Heathcliff 80s cartoons over the Garfield cartoons, you will love this amigurumi doll.
The intermediate amigurumi pattern includes written instructions and photos. Completed, Heathcliff will measure approximately 10" tall.
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13. GARFIELD AMIGURUMI FREE PATTERN
If you prefer Garfield to Heathcliff, here is a free amigurumi free pattern. This cartoon cat is too cute. But why pick between one pattern? Can’t Heathcliff and Garfield be friends? You might as well crochet both amigurumi patterns.
14. ODIE A CROCHET PATTERN BY ERIN SCULL
We all know that Garfield loves Odie even if he will not admit it. How could you not love this adorable goofball?
Finished Odie will measure close to 21” tall (including his ears) and 15” long. The pattern in 17 pages with instructions and photos.
15. ORKO-LIKE CROCHET DOLL PATTERN
One of the most memorable cartoon characters from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe must be Orko. He is still one of the most recognizable charters from the 80s cartoons.
The pattern is written using verbal descriptions. It only uses traditional pattern codes when needed to help simplify the instructions. Completed, Orko will measure between 11” – 12”.
16. MY PET MONSTER A CROCHET PATTERN BY ERIN SCULL
All the kids wanted a My Pet Monster doll, even though he was marketed towards boys. This guy was so cute! He was definitely not scary.
The pattern is in English and includes written instructions along with photos. Completed, the 80s cartoon monster will measure close to 18” tall.
17. TURTLE CROCHET PATTERN. LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, GERMAN. AMIGURUMI CROCHET PATTERN, SUPERHERO CROCHET, SUPERHERO AMIGURUMI
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started as a comic and became an 80s cartoon and finally movies. Who would have thought these superhero turtles would have been such a huge hit? And they are still going strong.
This 80s cartoons amigurumi pattern has instructions for making Leonardo. To make the other Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just change the colors. The pattern is written in English and German. The finished TMNT doll will measure about 5.9 inches (15 cm) tall.
18. LEGEND OF ZELDA AMIGURUMI LINK
The Legend of Zelda was a huge game in the 80s. And of course, it was turned into one of the many video game inspired 80s cartoons.
If you are looking for free amigurumi patterns, check out this one. It includes step-by-step instructions and a few photos.
19. TINY BEAR CARE BEAR AMIGURUMI PATTERNS PDF
Care Bears were another crazy fad. People were nuts about these adorable little bears. They were almost impossible to find and there were huge lines at stores just for these stuffed animals.
This crochet bear pattern includes instructions for 10 Care Bears and another little bear. The finished bears will sit in your hand about 5" tall.